GEORGEHAM SUNSHINE COTTAGE
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
GEORGEHAM SUNSHINE COTTAGE OVERVIEW
This lovingly decorated home has 2 bedrooms, sleeping 4 people + cot, and is within short walking distance of Georgeham village, through beautiful country lanes, where you can find a shop, excellent pubs (The Rock) and other village amenities. This is a very well-equipped cottage, with a lovely garden. You'll be within easy access of the golden sands of Croyde, Putsborough, Saunton and Woolacombe, all just a short drive away. This house celebrates the best of both a rural setting and seaside convenience, the perfect holiday home for families and groups of friends.
As you enter this country cottage, you step into a convenient storage/utility area for coats and shoes, and where you can find the washing machine and tumble drier. Croquet, boules, toys and a swing ball set are stored in this area for your use. Beautiful flagstone flooring runs right through the entrance area and kitchen. From the kitchen and dining area, you enter the lounge with warm and inviting furnishings, accented perfectly by the wood burning fireplace, where a large basket of local logs are provided, and extra logs can be can be arranged. There is also central heating for winter and cooler summer evenings. Entertain yourselves with a TV, Freeview, DVD player, DVDs, iPod docking station
and various board games, or choose a book from the bookshelf.
SUNSHINE COTTAGE has a beautiful country kitchen, with everything you could possibly need for your self-catering holiday. Much thought has been put into the appliances provided, which include an oven, hob, large fridge/freezer with water dispenser, dishwasher, microwave, slow cooker, steamer, kettle, 4-slice toaster, coffee machine, children's crockery and cutlery, as well as cookery books. The work tops, dressers, and dining table and chairs are all made of quality wood and there is an old feature fireplace at one end of the room. A storage cupboard contains a mop, ironing board, iron, dustpan and brush and a clothes airer. The kitchen is at the heart of the house, and is a very social room, with a dining table seating 6 people.
From the lounge climb the stairs to the bedrooms. There is a double room and twin room, and each room is tastefully decorated, with a picture postcard window with gorgeous views over the Devon landscape. The master bedroom features a large wooden double bed and a walk in storage cupboard. Other furniture includes a solid wood chest of drawers, trunk, bedside tables and reading lamps, as well as a TV-DVD player.
Bedroom 2 contains wooden twin beds, which can be zipped together into a king-size bed on request. Storage is provided in the form of a built in wardrobe, with shelving, as well as a bedside table, reading lamp and full length mirror.
Furnishings in both rooms are lovingly and thoughtfully put together, making these rooms peaceful and extremely comfortable.
The family bathroom, upstairs, is very large and light and airy, with high ceilings. It contains a WC, basin, bath, separate spacious shower enclosure, storage cabinet, and mirror. There is a nautical theme, with cream painted wood and plenty of attention to detail.
From the private car parking spaces climb some steps onto a lawned area, great for playing with the games provided. Continue up to an area with a large outdoor table, parasol and 6 chairs. Two sun loungers are provided as well as a charcoal BBQ, and chiminea, ideal for outdoor summer evenings. This spot has views over the quaint chocolate box village of Darracott, (just outside Georgeham) and beyond, over the magnificent rolling hills of the North Devon countryside. An outdoor shed is very useful for storing your bikes and surfboards. There is off-street parking for 2 cars outside the property. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this location, where the only disturbance is the sound of the countryside.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Saunton 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 105 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
AT A GLANCE
Location - Darracott, near Georgeham; Pets - No; 2 bedrooms; Sleeps 4 + cot; Postcode EX33 1JY; Ideal for families, friends, couples; Changeover day - Saturday in peak weeks (otherwise flexible); Off-street parking for 2 cars; Bath; Shower; WC; TV; Freeview; DVD player; DVDs; iPod docking station; Games; Toys; Books; Washing machine; Tumble drier; Tall fridge/freezer; Dishwasher; Oven; Microwave; Steamer; Coffee machine; Slow cooker; Kettle; Toaster; Children's cutlery and crockery; Central heating; Inclusive linen for 1 double and 2 singles (or double on request); Wood burning fire; Basket of logs provided (extra for £3); Iron; Ironing board; Clothes airer; Garden; Garden furniture; BBQ; Chiminea
The West Country region
North Devon is one of the most beautiful areas of the British Isles. It boasts miles of unspoilt and award winning beaches. The coastline is one of the most popular surfing venues in the country, with Croyde being the most popular.
Woolacombe Bay / Halsinger area
The coastline is as rugged as it is beautiful dotted with magnificent cliffs, tiny cove and picturesque harbours. It was once the haunt of smugglers, pirates and wreckers and the fascinating history is retold in many small museums along the coast. Today visitors who love Henry Williamson's famous Tarka the Otter can retrace Tarka's journey by following the Tarka Trail.
WALK TO - Georgeham village with excellent local pubs and village store. For walkers there is the fantastic South West Coast Path just a few minutes away.
CYCLE TO - Braunton village, Croyde Beach, Putsborough Beach. Croyde is a magical place nestling around a stream running down to the sea. This award-winning sandy beach is fine and flat, ideal for children and good for surfing. With Rock pools are in abundance and dunes a haven for young and intrepid explorers. Local fun parks for the children such as Cascades Pool Park are a great way to spend the day. Croyde Bay is renowned as a premier surfing beach destination in England for short and long boards. For the more adventurous, kite surfing, volley ball, kayaking and horse riding is on your doorstep. Within walking distance of Croyde beach enjoy its ice cream shop, gourmet restaurants, superb village pubs, surf shops, and art gallery. This classic 'chocolate-box' village is steeped in old-world charm and echoes the feeling of life in Britain in times gone by. Coastal and Countryside walks include the majestic Croyde cliff path to Baggy Point, (and for those energetic), to Woolacombe and beyond. A day at historic Braunton Burrows is great. Cyclists can enjoy the 30-mile Tarka Trail tracking the scenic coastline of North Devon.
DRIVE TO - Saunton, Woolacombe, Barnstaple, North Devon towns and villages. Explore the beautiful Exmoor National Park. Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, The Milky Way and The Big Sheep all within a short driving distance. Cultural days can be passed at Arlington Court, historic Clovelly Village, Watermouth Castle, Lynton, Lynmouth, Victorian-styled Ilfracombe with its quaint fishing harbour and many more. Saunton Golf Course is a mere 3 miles down the road with its 2 famous links courses. Finally, picturesque walks through beautiful forested areas and running rivers such as at Watersmeet will complete your wonderful stay in this beautiful part of England.
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4 Oct 2012
"Beautiful Traditional Cottage with Excellent Modern Touches"
I booked Sunshine Cottage through Choice Cottages with my girlfriend and another couple over a recent weekend and, having stayed in a number of different cottages in the Croyde and Georgeham area over the years, this was probably the best so far.
The cottage has two bedrooms, one of which is set up as a master bedroom, with the second usually set up as a twin. However, in our case, the twin beds in the second room were zipped together and made up as a double following a phone call a couple of days before we drove down.
The cottage itself is a very pretty traditional old building, but the interior has been very well modernised, with a lovely bathroom, big kitchen with a massive wooden table (great for sitting at and getting stuck into a bottle or two) and modern appliances, including a large fridge and plenty of crockery and cooking utensils. Only criticism was the annoyingly shaped mugs, which look quite stylish, but only hold a thimble-full of tea!
The living room is probably a little small for four adults, but, given we spent most of the time around the table in the kitchen, it wasn't really an issue. It was a nice touch to find that the wood burning stove in the living room had already been set up with newspaper and kindling when we arrived.
The cottage also has quite a large entry lobby, with washing machine, dryer, a large sink for rinsing wetsuits and plenty of space for hanging wetsuits up and storing surfboards.
Would definitely book again.
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